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14th Jun '17 7:50:43 AM Discar
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* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episodes [[Recap/CommunityS1E17PhysicalEducation Physical Education]] Jeff gives this advice to Abed when the rest of the study group is telling him to act differently when approaching a potential secret admirer.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': In ''Series/{{Community}}'' episodes the episode [[Recap/CommunityS1E17PhysicalEducation Physical Education]] Education]], Jeff gives this advice to Abed when the rest of the study group is telling him to act differently when approaching a potential secret admirer.admirer. In the end, it's subverted, as Abed teaches everyone else that if you're confident in your own identity, it's no big deal to change. This leads Jeff to realize that his clothes aren't an important part of his identity [[ItMakesSenseInContext and play pool naked]].
13th Jun '17 6:48:02 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'',although never stated this way directly, this idea lies at the heart of the creed followed by the characters and they are fighting against a force that would turn everyone into unthinking creatures without any personality. "In my heart is a flame I could not extinguish even if I wanted to. To live as you are, and to be true to yourself."

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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'',although ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'', although never stated this way directly, this idea lies at the heart of the creed followed by the characters and they are fighting against a force that would turn everyone into unthinking creatures without any personality. "In my heart is a flame I could not extinguish even if I wanted to. To live as you are, and to be true to yourself.""
* In ''VideoGame/KingsQuest2015'', Chapter 4 sees King Graham and his long-lost son trying to reconnect. But Graham is a pun-loving guy who prefers to work through puzzles in the traditional manner, while Alexander has become a mage during his absence and is more comfortable using his magic to resolve problems. The crux of their disagreement comes from Alexander wanting to be himself instead of the person Graham [[LovingAShadow has always thought he would be]].
12th Jun '17 7:44:22 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'': The lesson that Dr. Havoc teaches Crystal Mynxx in Episode 8. Unfortunately, [[GoneHorriblyRight that lesson ends up working a little TOO well...]]

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* ''WebAnimation/DrHavocsDiary'': The lesson that Dr. Havoc teaches Crystal Mynxx in Episode 8. Unfortunately, [[GoneHorriblyRight that lesson ends up working working]] [[StrawFeminist a little TOO well...]]
11th Jun '17 7:57:38 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Literature/TheMysteriousBenedictSociety'', each of the members of the titular society are chosen for their own particular talents and though they may at times wish to be more like each other or doubt themselves, ultimately they can only succeed by being themselves. Used humorously when Constance is lamenting a hastily devised plan that even narration describes as being "bold, ill-formed and likely to fail."
-->''"How are we supposed to do that?" Constance asked, launching into a tirade about how ill-prepared they were, how little time they had, and how this plan was giving her a worse headache than the hidden message broadcasts did. "So I ask you again," she concluded, "exactly how are we supposed to distract the Helpers?" "Just be yourself," Kate said with a sigh.''
31st May '17 8:07:38 PM Dawnwing
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* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' book ''Bramblestar's Storm'', Bramblestar tells Sandstorm that he's trying to do what Firestar would have done. Sandstorm points out that that's not what he's supposed to do: he's not an echo of Firestar; he should be himself and trust his own judgement on what's best for the Clan.
28th May '17 6:08:19 AM JackG
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* Subverted in ''Film/{{Morgan}}''. The title character is told to just "be yourself" during an upcoming psychological evaluation. Given that Morgan is an artificially-created SuperSoldier, this doesn't end well.
11th May '17 9:13:51 PM Monolaf317
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->... [[MemeticMutation unless you can be]] Franchise/{{Batman}}. Then ''always'' be Batman.

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->... [[MemeticMutation unless you can be]] Franchise/{{Batman}}. Then ''always'' be Batman.Batman.
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27th Apr '17 6:56:55 PM eroock
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** This is a significant theme of Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (and '''only''' the Disney version): Pretending to be the overbearing, pompous "Prince Ali" only alienates the hero from Princess Jasmine, who finds the earnest, resourceful "street rat" more appealing. In fact, the other characters feel trapped as well. Princess Jasmine, thanks to being a princess is forced to marry, while the Sultan is trapped by the law that says that his daughter must marry a prince. In the end, however, they realize that they can all get what they want while still being themselves. Additionally, in the memorable scene on the balcony, the Genie transforms himself into a bee and encourages Aladdin-- "bee yourself!"

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** This is a significant theme of Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (and '''only''' the Disney version): Pretending to be the overbearing, pompous "Prince Ali" only alienates the hero from Princess Jasmine, who finds the earnest, resourceful "street rat" more appealing. In fact, the other characters feel trapped as well. Princess Jasmine, thanks to being a princess This aesop is forced to marry, while the Sultan is trapped by the law that says that his daughter must marry a prince. In the end, however, they realize that they can all get what they want while still being themselves. Additionally, driven home in the a memorable scene on the balcony, the Genie transforms himself into a bee and encourages Aladdin-- Aladdinó "bee yourself!"
23rd Apr '17 4:26:23 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfBerseria'',although never stated this way directly, this idea lies at the heart of the creed followed by the characters and they are fighting against a force that would turn everyone into unthinking creatures without any personality. "In my heart is a flame I could not extinguish even if I wanted to. To live as you are, and to be true to yourself."
15th Apr '17 3:58:04 PM Gamermaster
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* A recurring theme for Zuko in ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries''. It's pointed out that Zuko considers his mastery of stealth and Dao swords an important part of his identity, since they're things that he mastered on his own. The letter Zuko received from [[BigBrotherMentor his cousin Lu Ten]] [[DeadManWriting after hisdeath]], also tells Zuko that he shouldn't conform to others' expectations of him, although Zuko, having internalized others' opinions of him, believes it means he can't change and begins to despair. The author also believes that Mai's relationship with Zuko will not work out because of their mutual desire for the other to change.
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